Supermarket Shopping: North -vs- South

Protocol

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Irish labour costs have been 29.80 per hour during 2012-2013-2014, and were 30.00 per hour in 2015. So flat for 4 years.

UK labour costs , expressed in euro, were 25.70 in 2015.

So our lab costs were 17% higher than UK during 2015, according to Eurostat.
 
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hi protocol
If you know can you please explain Other Cost ,Wages and salaries ,I am interested in manafacturing cost data
 
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on post no 39 labour cost accross the whole economy, I would like to know what is included in the blue section on the bar chart ,Any poster like to explain what is included,IE prsi social insurance or something else Protocol thanks
 
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Anyone have data for manafacturing across the EU (Labour cost)
 

peemac

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Irish labour costs have been 29.80 per hour during 2012-2013-2014, and were 30.00 per hour in 2015. So flat for 4 years.

UK labour costs , expressed in euro, were 25.70 in 2015.

So our lab costs were 17% higher than UK during 2015, according to Eurostat.
In 2015 exchange rate averaged 1.37.

Apply current exchange rate and UK cost is now about €21/hour.

I don't buy the 20% higher price either. people change shopping habits depending on price, so overall the real extra cost is very small.

Example - today some items I bought were shampoo, conditioner, frozen pizza, bag salad, cat food, veg, biscuits, washing powder and deodorant.

I could pick set premium brands without offers and be charged almost €40 for those items. but I and most people are not dedicated to brands in those products, so real cost by buying premium brands / variations on special offer was under €25.

The person going north always seems to compare full price in south, but chooses special offers in north (media, esp indo, does this too) and has rose tinted glasses on and thinks they have 'saved' €xx when in reality if they bought wisely in their local store, they'd save just as much.
 
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Thanks Protocol for your reply on post 52, Any one else got manafacturing wage data by sector Ireland /EU
 

Vanessa

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I dont know about groceries etc but I know someone in Louth who has a bank account in Newry and over 20 years has built up a nice pension fund by dealing in currency. All it takes is a lump sum you dont need to access and patience to wait for a very favourable rate to exchange
 

shweeney

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some of the examples above.. dishwasher tabs - Lidls are the best and dirt cheap, same goes for washing detergents; Cereal - get the own brand version etc. etc.

If you're looking at buying wine for £4 a bottle, you can get plonk in Lidl and Aldi for not much more. For higher quality stuff and spirits the argument for going North might be stronger.
 
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